Becket and assassin

St. Thomas a Becket and one of his five assassins. Tin-lead alloy Canterbury pilgrim souvenirs, 14th-century. On Becket’s back is a Victorian-era label. Purchased at a British estate sale during WWII. May be headed to Sotheby’s. Musers get first dibs!


3 Responses to “Becket and assassin”

  1. St. Thomas a Becket rang a bell…. I just read about his assasination in “Pillars of the Earth.”

  2. Just finished HELLRAISERS. A set of bios of Richard Burton, Peter O’Toole, Richard Harris, & Oliver Reed. Notable thespian rakehells. The 1960s fillum BECKET had Burton & O’Toole in it and their lush life impeded the production of this movie.. think stunt doubles for hangovers of as cosmic order.

    BTW, Liz Taylor could drink Burton under the table.

  3. unclebanjo Says:

    What a great cast “Pillars of the Earth” has.

    I like!

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